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Date and time
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 16:00
Address
Castle Drive
Chester
Cheshire
CH1 1SL
United Kingdom

About the Event

Speaker: Andy Comley, Senior Lecturer, Department of Mental Health and Learning Disability. 

Medical Herbalism is the name for what may be more commonly known as traditional medicine, botanical or plant based medicine across the world. Andy will present the history and development of plant based medicine from the Ice Age to modern times and this will include examples of how modern pharmacological medicine has, in many cases, been developed from plant-based origins and how herbal preparations are used externally and internally to treat many conditions. Different so-called ‘energetic’ diagnostic systems will be included and how a more recent scientific phytotherapy has evolved. The current training and accreditation for medical herbalism will be discussed, comparing and contrasting different strategies from China, India, Africa, the Americas and Europe. Andy will also bring examples of herbal medicine preparations so that attendees can enjoy a plant tasting and discuss their personal questions about the subject.

Andy qualified as a herbalist with the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine in 2011 and is a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH). Becoming a herbalist evolved from his work as an art psychotherapist with individuals that have been, and were still, unwell. This work has enriched his experience significantly as a psychotherapist and an artist so that he can now offer qualified holistic provision.

Host: Faculty of Health and Social Care Historical Society

Admission free but booking necessary for seating and refreshment purposes (tea, coffee and cake will be provided).

Please contact fhsc.histsoc@chester.ac.uk or call 01244 512095 to confirm your place.

There is no car parking available at the Riverside Campus. Access to the lecture rooms is through the main entrance, opposite the River Dee. Further details on parking and transport options are available on our How to Find Us page.

The University of Chester Riverside Museum will also be open from 1-4pm, free admission and no booking necessary

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Address

Castle Drive
Chester
Cheshire
CH1 1SL
United Kingdom